Ok all, so this is what i got from the manual.

Depending on the ammo you use and its grain, you have a standard value they used to plaot the reticle BDC.

For this questions, lets use a 62 grain green tip. That means it can use the reticle for 600 and 800.

According to the manual, the standard values they used to set the reticle is:

600 yds - 14.78 MOA

800 yds - 26.12 MOA.

Now I am zeroed at 50 and verified at 200 per the manual.

my ballistic values are as follows for a 16 inch barrel:

600 yds - 14.9 MOA

800 yds - 28.3 MOA

so you are supposed to subtract their standard values from yours to determine what you should set your elevation to and use the BDC properly. So for me at 600 I subtract 14.78 from my 14.9 and get .12 MOA. So this .12 MOA is what I manually add to my turret elevation only when im shooting at 600? or does it stay no matter the range?

The next step is even bigger and would offset my 50 / 200 even more.

my Ballistics data shows 28.3 and I subtract 26.12 and get a add to elevation of 2.18 MOA. So again - do I only add this 2.18 when i shoot at 800 or does it stay and i slip my turrets?

To me, it should only be when i shoot those ranges otherwise it will throw my zero off a little bit at 50. if its .25 moa at 100 yards or a quarter inch (1 moa = 1 inch at 100 yds so .25 is a quarter), then at 600 yards .25 MOA is 1.5 inches and at 800it is 2 inches per click.

I have to assume you only dial in those adjustments when shooting at those specific ranges. Would you all see this the same or have a different opinion?

Thanks for your reply and sharing. But dont be a douche :)

Shooting skills always incorporate some function of time. The time period varies. For a benchrest competitor it might be the half hour he has to send his five projectiles. In that example extreme precision is the goal so the time factor is large. A skeet shooter has little time and the target is small so the range is close.

The two other factors on the opposite side of the balance beam are range and the size of the target. Time goes up if those are increased. As range increases range estimation and wind estimation take time as does implementing any particular method to correct for those deciscions.

The KL reticle is a very specific solution for a very specific size target ar specfic range spread., It assumes any impact anywhere in that target dimension is is jist as good as another. It seeks to minimize time and maximize ease of use. The tool is not designed for the corrections you describe. The other Atken products would be more appropriate. The correction you describe is not a "miss" based on the parameters the ep-8 is designed for and a "hit" requires no correction. THe correction of the ep-8 is corse by design as it seeks to minimize time needed to find solutions. Zero it learn how the rerticle matches your loads amd see how fast you can find solutions for the target size it was designed for. If that is not apealing to you select a diferent optic. Dialing a EP-8 for a small corection is like keeping a Maserati in third gear so its in the exact center of the lane, Its designed to run the course fast not stay in third gear.

I would take it out and verify your drop based on your specific velocities. The drop was based on the 77gr projectile. 62gr will be close, but you should always verify.

So i got word back from Arken and my thought was verified.

You would only add in the dial adjustments when shooting at those ranges. I assumed so, but wanted to verify.

So for me, I would be at the reticle values to 600 then dial in 2.1 MOA at 800 as an example. I assume 700 would be about half that or there about.